On the occasion of the European Football Championships, Giuliano Giannichedda closely follows, for the site of Tuttosport, the whole continental event commenting on the main ideas of the tournament: from the matches of Italy to the protagonists of Euro2020. Giannichedda, a former midfielder also of Lazio and Juventus and current manager of the Serie D team, will offer his point of view for the duration of the competition, a technical commentary as a professional coach, on everything that will happen to the European Championship.
Euro2020, the complete calendar
Europeans, Italy’s possible opponents in the second round
Italy-Wales, the preview
Third and final match of the group for Italy. At stake is the first place but above all there is the possibility of giving continuity, awareness and self-esteem to a group that is going very strong showing the desire to grow game after game and want to achieve something extraordinary. Italy maintains the same tactical scheme (4-3-3) even if there will be some changes. It is right to do some turnover because in this Italy there are no owners: everyone feels and must feel like protagonists. Thanks to Mancini.
The point on Wales
We play against Wales, a formidable team for physicality (defensive department and center-forward). They play 4-2-3-1 even if in qualifying they often played with a three-man defense (3-4-3). Ramsey and Bale are the most representative and important players. But also Daniel James, Manchester United’s attacking winger, should be kept an eye on.
Italy-Wales, the words of Bale on the eve
Italy-Wales, the tactical key
The key: the two central defenders are slow and can be taken in with the ball low to the ground or behind their backs, in depth for Immobile (or Belotti).